Deutsch: Die USS Franklin (CV-13) war ein Flugzeugträger der Essex-Klasse. Das Schiff, das die Tradition des Namens USS Franklin in der US-Marine fortführte, war von Januar 1944 bis Februar 1947 im Einsatz.
English: The fifth USS Franklin (CV-13) (also CVA-13, CVS-13, and AVT-8), nicknamed "Big Ben", was an Essex-class aircraft carrier of the United States Navy. The name bestowed on America's thirteenth aircraft carrier in World War II was christened for the legacy of the four previous U.S. Navy ships to honor founding father Benjamin Franklin.
Türkçe:USS Franklin (CV-13) Amerika Birleşik Devletleri Deniz Kuvvetlerine ait bir uçak gemisidir. Essex sınıf uçak gemilerinin beşincisidir. Benjamin Franklin'den adını almıştır. 'Big Ben' lakaplı USS Franklin, II. Dünya Savaşında defalarca hasar gördüğü halde batmamış gemi olarak ünlüdür.
USS Franklin (CV-13) afire and listing after she was hit by a Japanese air attack while operating off the coast of Japan, 19 March 1945. Photographed from USS Santa Fe (CL-60), which was alongside assisting with firefighting and rescue work.
USS Franklin (CV-13) burning off the Japanese coast after she was hit by air attack, 19 March 1945.
Ship's after 5"/38 twin gun mount burning, as her crew tried to control fires on 19 March 1945.
Burning USS Franklin, the light cruiser USS Santa Fe (CL-60) is alongside
USS Franklin (CV-13) approaches New York City, while en route to the New York Navy Yard for repairs, 26 April 1945. Note the extensive damage to her after flight deck.
USS Franklin arrives at New York City, 28 April 1945
View on the flight deck, looking forward, while the carrier was in New York Harbor, circa 28 April 1945.